Tactical rape in war and conflict

International recognition and response

By Brenda Fitzpatrick

Tactical rape in war and conflict
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    25 May 2016
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    300 pages
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    978-1447326700
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The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war is a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed as a threat to human and international security. This ground-breaking book is the first to analyse its use as an act of war against civilians and international progress away from tacit acceptance toward active rejection of this violation of international law.

Exploring international responses to sexual violence in war, it introduces the main historical facts, theoretical terms and legal developments behind UNSC resolutions on women, peace and security and the emerging practice of international law in this area. It identifies best practice in moving beyond accepting rape in war as inevitable to the recognition of tactical rape as a security concern for women, men, states and the international community.

Powerful testimonies of victims are included to bring the issue alive, making this a much-needed volume for academic and professional communities.
Brenda Fitzpatrick is a writer with extensive experience in refugee camps and conflict zones. Working with humanitarian organisations, she helped bring international attention to widespread tactical rape and sexual violence in war.
Introduction;
Tactical rape and sexual violence in conflict;
The context;
Critical commentary;
Tactical rape in the former Yugoslavia;
Tactical rape and genocide in Rwanda;
UNSCR 1325;
After UNSCR 1325 at the UNSC;
Women and security;
Significant progress and ongoing challenges;
Bibliography.

"Meticulously details the strengths and limitations of international responses to rape in war. Fitzpatrick’s analysis is clear: rape in conflict is not inevitable, but a deliberate strategy to control and dehumanize." Victoria Canning, The Open University

About the book

The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war is a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed as a threat to human and international security. This ground-breaking book is the first to analyse its use as an act of war against civilians and international progress away from tacit acceptance toward active rejection of this violation of international law.

Exploring international responses to sexual violence in war, it introduces the main historical facts, theoretical terms and legal developments behind UNSC resolutions on women, peace and security and the emerging practice of international law in this area. It identifies best practice in moving beyond accepting rape in war as inevitable to the recognition of tactical rape as a security concern for women, men, states and the international community.

Powerful testimonies of victims are included to bring the issue alive, making this a much-needed volume for academic and professional communities.

Content

Introduction;
Tactical rape and sexual violence in conflict;
The context;
Critical commentary;
Tactical rape in the former Yugoslavia;
Tactical rape and genocide in Rwanda;
UNSCR 1325;
After UNSCR 1325 at the UNSC;
Women and security;
Significant progress and ongoing challenges;
Bibliography.
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